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Cantor will sing songs from three faiths Sunday

Cantor Elias Roochvarg, of Temple Israel, leads the singing of holiday songs at the Beth Shalom of Lake Norman’s Hannukkah Celebration at the Village Green at the Birkdale Shopping Center.
Cantor Elias Roochvarg, of Temple Israel, leads the singing of holiday songs at the Beth Shalom of Lake Norman’s Hannukkah Celebration at the Village Green at the Birkdale Shopping Center. Staff Photographer

“Great Songs of 3 Great Faiths” will be the free musical program at 4 p.m. Sunday when Cantor Elias Roochvarg of Temple Israel sings, along with friends, in the temple’s chapel, 4901 Providence Road.

It’s the latest in a series of concerts called “The Cantor & Friends.” The music will be from Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Among the songs: “Amazing Grace,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” Judy Collins’ “Trust Your Heart,” “Shma Koleinu,” Ravel’s “Kaddish,” “Eili Eili” (in Yiddish), “Day by Day” from “Godspell,” and a few Islamic songs that were still being determined.

Roochvarg is the author of “Well-Versed in Scripture: The First Five Books of the Bible in Contemporary Rhyme.” Tim Funk

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